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You know I always have been amazed by those single pane windows in the UK and apparently Ireland. I saw new buildings in the UK 3 years ago that still have them.

We always had them. I do remember, because as a kid, every year my grandmother did a big spring cleaning. That involed my grandfather have to unscrew the frame so my grandmother, my mother and me could clean the panes on the inside. Today there is a vacuum between the panes,  so you can not open them anymore and just have to clean them on the in- and outside.

The old houses had also second window panes, that used to be taken off in summer and put in the attic.

by Fran on Wed Oct 17th, 2007 at 04:16:16 AM EST
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